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We Dive at Dawn

Published 1943
Topics war, WWII, submarine

From IMDb: The crew of HMS submarine Sea Tiger have their leave (and assorted family problems) cut short when they are recalled for a special mission: sink the new German battleship Brandenburg. En route, they learn that their target has entered the heavily defended Baltic; rather than fail, they follow it. Tension builds as they approach their target. After the attempt, escape seems impossible...unless they can refuel in enemy waters.

Stars: John Mills, Louis Bradfield, Ronald Millar, and Jack Watling

Run time 93 minutes
Producer Edward Black
Production Company Gainsborough Pictures
Audio/Visual Mono, Black & White
Language English


Reviewer: Mlknight - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2015
Subject: very good
very good sub movie like to see John Mills act
Reviewer: Zee Zelot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 23, 2012
Subject: Good
May watch it again in the future and I not one to watch a movie twice.
Reviewer: ebaycrap22 - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2012
Subject: Sub goes into the BALTIC to sink a NAZI ship~ 3 STARS~
PLOT: sub movie about a british sub who takes a Nazi ship in the BALTIC~

John Mills in the captain of the Tiger Fish a british sub assigned to sink a Nazi ship. This has some humor~ but is mostly a "propaganda" movie to boost the spirits of the brits~ the bath tub in the captains cabin is way over done~ complete with ruffled curtains` LOL more than comical~ as they pick up 3 Nazis ~ WHO END UP THEIR PRISONERS ON THE SUB~~ they get into the baltic~ and tangle with low fuel and the battleship~ I GIVE THIS 3 OUT OF 5 FOR INTERESTING MOVIE TO WATCH ONCE~ FOR A BETTER MOVIE TRY~ SINK THE BISMARK~
Reviewer: rclo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 2, 2011
Subject: One comes in; another goes out...
Excellent submarine movie; operationally accurate, although damage control complexities were given a light treatment.

Good character development; strong performances by all. Mills' performance during the torpedo attack sequence is spot on.

All this and a rousing finale. Definitely watch this one!
Reviewer: doowopbob - favorite - January 2, 2011
Subject: ....Well...
...Monkey Catcher..So Redundant....Has The I.Q Of A Baboon..!
Reviewer: Monkey_catcher - - May 1, 2010
Subject: Bob, the doowop monkey
Please ignore; you know how it enjoys throwing its feces at humans.
Reviewer: Ed Jr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 15, 2010
Subject: Excellent
Excellent by any standard. One of the best war movies I've seen.
Reviewer: bearpuf - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 21, 2009
Subject: A Good One
Not having seen that many British WWII movies I I don't know which ones are better than the others. However StevieS's review is excellent and mirrors a lot of my own thoughts. John Mills was terrific, and the tight-lipped sailor who was losing his wife and kid was believeable and heroic in the sub-plot. Despite a slowish unrealistic skirmish with the Germans while refueling, this was a well worth watching movie.
Reviewer: StevieS - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 18, 2009
Subject: We Dive at Dawn - Classic John Mills
If you see only one British WWII film this year make it this one. The story is passable, the performances excellent but it's the little details that really make it stand out: Mills scene in the Turkish Bath with the Admiral hidden behind the curtain; A deadpan Eric Portman - 'Brandenburg - isn't that a type of cheese?', and the wonderful sub-plot involving the OA, the 'Swain, the girl and the tattoo. Truly we don't make them like this anyone.
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